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EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. An onomatopoeic origin (similar to klatschen or patschen) has been suggested, or a derivation from Middle High German quāt (bad, evil), from Old High German quat (mud, dirt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkvatʃn̩/, /ˈkvatʃən/

VerbEdit

quatschen (third-person singular simple present quatscht, past tense quatschte, past participle gequatscht, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial, pejorative) to talk nonsense
  2. (colloquial) to chatter, babble

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